Luke of the Children in Care Council (CiCC) delivered a presentation on the Care Day event which took place on 17 February. The event was facilitated by the young people and celebrated the care experience (for copy of presentation see file of minutes).
The Project Manager spoke of how proud he was of all the young people who had contributed to make the event a success and he recognised that some young people had overcome confidence challenges in order to participate in the day. One young person had written a particularly poignant piece about their social worker and this will be included in the weekly staff briefing by the Head of Children’s Social Care.
The Panel discussed how much they had enjoyed the day and they asked Luke to thank all the young people who had made the event so special.
Luke then referred the Panel to previous discussions with regard to creating starter packs for young people on entering care, to remind them that they are cared for, noting these would be particularly useful in times when children and young people enter care in emergency situations. Examples of the care packs will be brought to a future meeting.
The Panel acknowledged the value of Care Day and suggested ways to raise funds for future celebrations and events.